It is very important to make sure you have safety cables that run through each spring and secures to the wall or ceiling at each end.
If your garage door has extension springs, they can be very dangerous.
Being under high tension, they can fly across the garage at extremely high speed causing extreme bodily injury or damage to your vehicle or property .
SAFETY REVERSAL TEST
TOP 3 GARAGE DOOR SAFETY TIPS FOR YOUR HOME
Safety Reverse. Your garage door opener should be equipped with a safety reverse system to ensure that the garage door is not able to close completely should something be under the door!
Since 1993, all openers manufactured for the U.S. must include a safety reversing feature such as photo eyes. If your opener lacks a safety reversing feature, it’s time to get a new opener.
Check Your Cables. Your garage door cables are affected by everyday use.
Visually inspect the cables that attach the spring system to the bottom brackets on both sides of the door. If these cables are frayed or worn, they are in danger of breaking, which can cause injury. Due to the dangers associated with high spring tension, these cables should be replaced only by a trained technician.
Watch Your Fingers! Since your garage door is most likely the largest and heaviest opening in your home,
Every year, many unsuspecting homeowners injure their fingers by placing them between the door sections to pull down on the door.